Sweet Corn Zucchini Mozarella Pizza


sweet corn zucchini mozarella pizza

Ingredients:

Dough:
1 1/8 cups warm water
3 teaspoons active dry yeast
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon olive oil
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt

Pizza:
1 large zucchini
1 tablespoon olive oil
3 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
2 ears sweet corn, kernels removed
8 ounces fresh mozzarella, sliced
1 bunch fresh basil leaves
balsamic glaze for drizzling

Directions:
In a large bowl, combine water, yeast, honey and olive oil. Mix with a spoon, then let sit until foamy, about 10 minutes. Add in 2 1/2 cups flour and salt, stirring with a spoon until the dough comes together but is still sticky. Using your hands, form the dough into a ball and work in the additional 1/2 cup flour, kneading it on a floured surface for a few minutes. Rub the same bowl with olive oil then place the dough inside, turning to coat. Cover with a towel and place in a warm place to rise for about 1-1 1/2 hours.

After the dough has risen, punch it down and place it back on the floured surface. Using a rolling pin or your hands, form it into your desired shape (rectangular baking sheets could be used or round pizza stone – this specific dough will yield one pizza large enough to feed about 3-4 people).  Place on a baking sheet or pizza stone.  Place the towel back over the dough and let sit in the warm place for 10 minutes.

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. (If using a pizza stone, heat oven to 475 degrees and bake for 15 minutes. If using a baking sheet, follow the directions below for baking and set to 425 degrees.)

Pizza Topping:
Slice the zucchini into 1/4-inch rounds. Heat a large skillet over medium-low heat and add olive oil. Add the zucchini and garlic to the skillet and toss well to coat. Season with the salt and pepper and stirring occasionally, cook for 5 to 6 minutes until the vegetables soften.

Brush the pizza dough with the olive oil. Take the corn kernels and sliced zucchini and place it all over the dough, layering it up as desired. Place the sliced mozzarella on top. Add a few basil leaves at this time, saving some for when the pizza comes out. Bake the pizza for 20 to 25 minutes – or however long it takes until the cheese is golden and bubbly. Remove from the oven and cover with a sprinkling of basil leaves. Drizzle with a generous dose of balsamic glaze. Eat and enjoy!

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